Human factors aspects of power system voltage contour visualizations Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents experimental results associated with human factors aspects of using color contours to visualize electric power system bus voltage magnitude information. Participants were divided into three groups: the first group saw only one-line numeric data, the second only one-line contour data, while the third saw both. The purpose of the experiment was to determine how quickly participants could acknowledge low-voltage violations and perform corrective control actions. Results indicated the contour only visualization resulted in the quickest voltage violation acknowledgment, while the numeric data only visualization resulted in the quickest solution times. Testing was done using a t modified version of the IEEE 118-bus system.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Overbye, T. J., Wiegmann, D. A., Rich, A. M., & Sun, Y.

citation count

  • 40

complete list of authors

  • Overbye, TJ||Wiegmann, DA||Rich, AM||Sun, Y

publication date

  • February 2003